When it comes to alleged computer crime at the border, assume that Customs and Border Protection Agents will search and learn exactly what is on the data storage devices of your computer.
Protecting your rights is becoming more difficult for Michigan Criminal Defense lawyers. It seems like every other week we're picking up the newspaper or listening to the evening news about a new way the government infringes on a person's privacy rights. As technology improves, not only do we need to worry about internet hackers, stalkers and identity thieves, but now we have to worry about the government as well.
The Police & You - the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures ... and [that] no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation ..."
Computer Crime has taken a new turn since the invention of the downloadable MP3 has brought a new way for people to allegedly steal music. Then, as downloading and streaming media files online became more popular so did the alleged theft of TV shows, movies, and software. If there was a way to access it online, there was a way to get into trouble for downloading it without paying for it
Computer Crime or Private Communication?